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VOLUME XXIV. LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1908. NUMBER 3
County Campaign Resum
ed at Moore's Monday.
ONE Oil TWO FEATURES
Senatorial and Legislative Aspirants
Continue to Discuss "Licker"
and Other Topics.
Moore's precinct was the meeting
place Monday for tho voters of Water
loo township to hear the aspirants for
county oitice and something over a hun
dred and fifty of the citizens of that
section were on hand to give them au
dience. A barbecue dinner was served
on the grounds; plenty of fruit and wa
termelons in addition helped add to the
pleasure of tho day. Mr. Marion Moore
presided over the meeting, which was
in all respects a very interesting one,
close attention being given all the
speakers who spoke very earnestly in
their efforts to impress the voters.
Since the opening of tho campaign the
discussions have grown in interest and
spread out to cover many more topics
than were first introduced. Of course
the whiskey question is still among the
livest subjects despite the contentions
of some that it has no place among the
issues. All the aspirants for Legisla
tive oflice seemed pretty well agreed in
their opposition to the immigration bu
reau, to the old soldiers' home in Col
umbia, to negro education, and some
are opposing the newly-established in
Monday's meeting was without spe
cial feature unless the little tilt be
tween Mr. W. K. Richey, for the House,
and Mr. Alf McNinch may so be termed. -
At the conclusion of Mr. Richey's speech
and as he was leaving the stand Mr.
McNinch asked if Mr. Richey was go
ing to vote for Col. W. W.' Lumpkin
for the U. S. Senate, to which query
the reply was "No." Mr. McNinch
seemed to hold the opinion that if Mr.
Richey was a prohibition candidate he
ought to support this prohibition Candi
da e for the Senate. In addition to the
above sentiment Mr. McNinch said:
"Well. Mr. Richey, I like you all right
personally but I am not going to vote
for you, to which Mr. Richey replied
that that was perfectly all right and
that if he were depending upon Mr.
McNinch's kind he would not be in the
i ace. Mr. McNinch taking this as an
insult rose from his seat, and started to
ward Mr. Richey, but was stopped by
Hlanders-by. As he rose he said: "You
can't insinuate against my honor."
Afterwards the matter was satisfac
torily settled when it was shown Mr.
McNinch that Mr. Richey was casting
no reflections upon him as a man, but
that he referred to Mr. McNinch's
"kind" as meaning those of his politi
There is another matter that was
slightly touched upon Monday, but
which may develop later on in the cam
paign. The impression seems to be
that in his first speeches Hon. John M.
Cannon, for the Senate, stated that if
elected to the Senate, he would go
there a dispensary advocate no matter
how many times the people of Laurens
voted against it; now it seems that
Mr. Cannon's statements had this
meaning: That no matter how many
times the people vv-ted against the dis
pensary "it would not change his views
on the subject." Mr. Wharton holds
that Mr. Cannon's utterances were to
the effect that he (Cannon) would go to
the Senate as a despensary advocate,
regardless of the will of the people as
expressed in an election. Messrs. Can
non and Wharton are opposed to each
other on the dispensary question, but
very nearly together on the other
Issues. Mr. Cannon contends that pro
hibition is "not right in principle,"
saying that it deprives people of their
liberty. In the course of his address
ho used an expression referring to the
"noble and pure flag of prohibition."
lb; said that it was a shame for the
people to have such a paper as the Ad
vel tiser for their , political guide, and
called upon them to "away with such
guidance and demagoguery; that The
Advertiser had never got over its op
position to the reform movement and to
that grand and noble statesman, Benja
min R. Tillman " The reference to
Senator Tillman was greeted with si
lence, except from one of the listeners:
"lie will have to go in oq his own
merits not Tillman's."
The candidates for the Legislature
are following their usual lines in the
discussion of the whiskey, road, school,
immigration lien and tax questions. All
are about agreed on the various issues
except that of whiskey, there being
three dispensary advocates and three
prohibitionists. Mr. Royd states that
whatever the people decide in the fall
election will constitute his stand in the
Legislature, if elected, and that he will
vote against the dispensary this fall.
Mr. Irby says he would vote prohibition
if tho matter could be started in Con
gress and get the U. S. government
behind the law. Mr. Cunningham is
for the dispensary as it is the "only
i> >ral code" regarding the handling of
iskey. Mr. Richey is for prohibition,
the economic value of the law and
the moral good of the people. Mr.
Sullivan occupies the same ground.
Mr. Todd is a local optionist, who be
jieves the dispensary the best solution
from an economic standpoint.
MADE 1,500 lUJSHELS
OF OATS ON 80 AOKES.
Mr. Wm. Werlz, of Mountvillc, Produces
Fine Crop-Two New Stores to
Open This Fall.
Mountvillc, rAug. 18.-Mr. Wm.
Wert/., who is one of our most pro
gressive and successful farmers, plant
ed 25 acres in oats last season and had
also 5 acres more of volunteers which
he left standing, making 150 acres in all.
From this crop he threshed 1,200 bush
els, besides feeding bis stock two months
and leaving a quantity in the bundle,
lie thinks he made from the 80 acres !
fully 1,500 bushels.
Mr. Wertz is now erecting a store !
house adjoining the postoflice, in which
Postmaster R. C. Watts will conduct a i
mercantile business, opening up this
Mr. Milam Bryson, who has been with
John B. Rasor at Mullins, has returned
home and will enter the mercantile
business for himself. He will occupy
the new house built last fall ' y his
father, Mr. Jesse Bryson. This will
give Mountville two new bush jss lirms, !
which our people will gladly welcome.
Mr. and Mrs. John M. Simmons, Mr. '
and Mrs. W. J. Cluck, Mr. and Mrs. J. I
IL Motes, Misses Nellie Miller and
Louise Richardson, and Messrs. J. C.
Cluck, Tillman Watts, Mack Pinsonand
Thomas Coleman were Mountviile's
contribution to the State re-union at
Greenville last week. Some of these
extended their trip to the mountains
for a few days.
Mr. Eaimest Fuller, of Rock Hill, a
former merchant of this place, was
here last week mingling with his many |
Mrs. Fannie Pyles, who has been vis
iting among relatives and friends at
Spartanburg, Columbia, Greenwood and
Saluda during the year, has returned to ]
Mountville and will remain here for a
while looking after her farming inter
Mr. Lee Langston, accompanied by
his family, is visiting his mother, Mrs.
Mrs. Genie Hipp and the twins arc
spending several days with Mr. Wm. B.
Bramiett's family in Laurens.
Miss Ida May Crisp was with her rela
tives at Waterloo several days last
Mr. Arthur B. Crisp, of Heartmont,
Ga., came over Sunday and attended
Baptist church service.
Dr. and Mrs. J. R. Culbertson, of
Owings, are enjoying a week's outing
visiting relatives in the county. They ;
spent two days last week with Mr. W. j
I*. Culbertson's family at this place.
The ordinance of baptism was admin
istered to four candidates Sunday by
the Baptist church, Pastor C. Lewis1
Fowler officiating. In the evening the j
pastor preached a very able sermon on
the fundamental doctrines of the Bible
and the Baptist denomination.
SUPT. K. A. DOBSON
(iives Up School Work to Engage in the
Practice of Law at
Superintendedt R. A. Dobson, of the
city graded schools, tendered his resig
nation to the Board of Trustees at a
special meeting Monday morning, the
resignation to take effect at once. This 1
step on the part of Mr. Dobson was for
two reasons: first, because the school
room work is altogether against his
health; and second, that he might en-1
Rage in the practice of law, his chosen j
profession and for which be had fitted
himself. The trustees, though reluc
tant in doing so, accepted the resigna
tion of Mr. Dobson, at the same time
expressing their regret at his contem- j
plated departure from Laurens. Mr.
DobsOtl goes to Gaffney, where he has j
formed a partnership with one of the'
leading lawyers of that city, and where '
his father now resides. The arrange-!
mcnts are already perfected for the i
departure of Mr. Dobson and his family
on Friday ot this week. Mr. Dobson,
however, will go first to Winnsboro to
teach a summer school, reaching Gaff?
ney on September the fifth.
Prof. Dobson has had charge; of the
city schools for two sessions and under
his able management they have grown
and developed in a remarkable degree.
Mis administration has been a success
ful one from every standpoint and his
removal is a distinct loss to the com
munity; but his many friends here will
wish him well in his new home and in
his new work.
The Mason-Newcoinb Company.
At the city opera house on the re
maining nights this week the Mason
Nowcomb Company will continue to
present the excellent attractions
scheduled for their engagement. Mon
day night was presented the sensat ional
comedy drama entitled "Midnight in
Chinatown" which highly pleased the
large audience present.
On Wednesday night "Among the
Indians." Friday night it will be "Fast
Lynne," and on Saturday afternoon at
4 o'clock the matineo attraction will be
"A Family Affair."
Special attention is directed to the
number drawing contest for which a
prize of $5.00 in gold is Riven away on
Saturday night. With every admission
ticket is given a "lucky number" at
each and all the performances;theso are
hohl until the drawing on Saturday
FRIENDSHIP W. 0. W. PICNIC.
Addresses Were Delivered by Col.
Lumpkin and Congressman Johnson.
Myrtle Camp, Woodmen of the
World, located at Friendship, Sullivan
township, gave its annual picnic on last
Friday, the occasion attracting a largo
crowd. Tho two principal addresses of
the day were delivered by Col. W. W.
Lumpkin, of Columbia, candidate for
the United States Senate, and Con
gressman Joseph T. Johnson of Spar
tanburg. As is well known Col. Lump
kin is making his race for the Senate on
a prohibition platform and bis address
Friday was devoted to a magnificent
appeal for temperance and the abolition
of the liquor traffic.
Congressman Johnson made a most
excellent and appropriate speech, in
cidentally touching on some of the
national issues of the day.
As usual a fine picnic dinner was
served in the grove, and altogether a
very pleasant day was enjoyed.
Scries of Meetings.
Beginning next Sunday morning the
First Methodist church will have a se
ries of revival meetings, to continue
for one week at least. On Sunday the
pastor, Rev. J. D. Crout, will preach
as usual, and on Monday Rev. Watson
B. Duncan, of Florence, will arrive
here and continue to conduct the ser
vices throughout the series. Mr. Dun
was for four years pastor of the church
here and his appearance will be greeted
with large audiences. Two services
each day, afternoon and evening, will
To Vote on Bond Issue.
The committee to secure signers to
the petition for an election on the ques
tion of issuing bonds to extend the
paving work now under way have al
ready gotten over 300 names to their
lists and the election is assured.
It seems that most of the citizens
who were aproached were heartily in
favor of the issue and little doubt of its
being carried is entertained. The issue
is for bonds to tho amount of $24,000
and with this money over twelve miles
of sidewalks will be paved in addition
to the paving of the street leading to
Woodmen Unveil Monument.
Cross Hill. Aug. 18. -The Cross Hill
Woodmen of the World, assisted hy the
Waterloo lodge and several other visit
ing members from different parts of
the county, unveiled the monument of
Sovereign Lucas Crisp yesterday, in
the presence of about H00 people. Col.
J. H. Wharton, of Waterloo, and
School Commissioner Nash, of Laurens
county, made very fine and appropriate
Union Meeting nt Highland Home.
The union meeting of the second and
third section of the Laurens Associa
tion will meet with Highland Home
Baptist church August 28-30. All the
churches are asked to send a full dele
gation and seek to make tho meeting a
Friday 10:150 a. m. Devotional ser
vice led by the moderator.
11:30 a. m. Introdnctory sermon by
Rev. W. D. Hammett or Rev. J. 0.
12:00 m. Origination of the Union.
12:30 Recess for dinner.
2:00 p. m.?First query, "The groat
need of standing alone with God." (a)
Its meaning; (b) How enabled todo so;
(c) Effect upon others. John 17:16.
C. B. Bobo, F. L. Bramlelt, RoV.W.E.
Second: "Church Discipline" - (a)
Nature; (b) Need; (c) How administer
ed -H. H. Mahon, T. II. Brown, Rev.
B, C. Watson.
Saturday 10:00 a. m. -Devotions led
by W. II. Barksdale.
Third: "Pastors' relation to tin* Sun
day School" F. L. Bramlott, C. H.
Roper, Rev. W. D. Hammett.
Fourth: "The best method of devel
oping Christian character in young peo
ple in our country churches" E. V.
Babb, T. S. L?ngsten, Rev. J. II.
Fiifth: "The advisability of forming
Pastorates" C. H. Roho,T. 11. Brown,
Rev. 10. C. Watson.
Sunday 10:30 a. m.-Sunday School
11:00 a. m. Missionary sermon Rev.
W. E, Thayer or Rev. J. H. Machen.
(i. M. SEXTON, for Com.
The Bryan Campaign Fund.
Mr John H. Brooks who is in charge
of the Bryan campaign fund now being
raised in Laurens has received contri
butions from fifty-live citizens to the
amount of $86,60. Today tho lists are
going the rounds and Before evening
the amount will be at least $50.00. Of
the amount already raised $26.00 has
been forwarded to Chairman Norman
E. Mack at Buffalo, N. Y. The full
list of contributions will be printed in
Tho Advortisor next week.
DEATH OF MRS. HOLLINGSWORTH.
Wife of Rev. 0. M. Hollingsworth Passes
Away at Cross Hill.
Cross Hill, August 17. ? Mrs. Ora Hol
lingsworth, wife of Rev. G. M. Hol
lingsworth died yesterday morning.
Sho had been quite ill for several weeks.
Her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs.
Huhanan, of Conyers, Ga., also his
mother, Mrs. Hollingsworth, were with
them when she died. The body was
taken on the II o'clock train for Con
yers, Ga. Interment will be today at
the family burying place at Old Smyr
na Presbyterian church.
The pall bearers are W. M. Miller,
M. T. Simpson, M. A. Leaman, John
Hanna, W. IL Leaman, J. E. Leaman,
Dr. J. H. Miller and Mr. R. A. Austin,
all of whom went with the family on
their sad mission. Much sorrow and
sympathy was feft for the family in
this their sad affliction.
The friends of Mr. Rufus Walker are
glad to see him out again after his
Mr. Wright, of Heflin, Ala., is in
town on a visit.
Mr. A. D. Owens and Mr. Hill Owens
arc visiting relatives in Spartanburg.
Mrs. Ida Wbyte, of Greensboro, N.C.,
and Miss AIvenia Guthrie, of Hurling
ton, are guests of their aunt, Mrs. J.
Mrs. Regina Crisp and daughter, of
Grcers, arc visiting relatives here.
Program of Laurens Union No. I.
The Union of the first section of the
Laurens Association will meet with the
Warrior ('reek church on Saturday be
fore the fifth Sunday in August, 1908.
All churches in the Union will please
Saturday, lo a. m.
Devotional exercises led by Hro. W.
1st. Do we as Christians thank God
for the unpleasant as well as the pleas
ant events of life? If not, why not?
J. W. Lanford, M. 0. Owings.
2nd, What are the causes of our
young members neglecting to attend
our Saturday meetings and what is the
remedy? J. A. Riddle, J. A. Brock,
8rd. What is the standing of non-at
tending and non-paying members in our
churches? John Marler, W. S. Power.
Sunday, 10 a. m.
4th. Relation of a Sunday school to
its own Community, church and the
world. Opened to the Union for dis
11 a. m.?Sermon by Rev. T. T. Todd,
Negro Seriously Shot.
During the progress of a negro row
near the coal schule Monday night Has
kell Wilson, a nogro about town, was
shot and probably fatally wounded by a
railroad negro named Arthur Lovelace.
Lovelace escaped hut the police arrested
another darkey who is charged with ac
cessory to the shooting.
Married, Sunday Aug. 9, Mrs. Allie
Cheek of Gray Court to Mr. William
P. Owens of Laurens, Rev. ('. W. Sal
Ry the same officiating clergyman
Miss Nora Bobo and Robt. Brown lee,
both of Watts Mills, were united in
marriage on Sunday, August 16.
The (irecnvillc Reunion.
Mr. Editor: We are just back from
Greenville, where we attended one of
the grandest meetings of the old sol
diers that have Rone down in history.
Not being an old soldier, not even a son
of one of them, we could not enjoy the
meeting like one of them; however, it
did us good to see them meet each other;
from other counties and also outside of
the State of South Carolina.
State Commander General Carwilc
presided at all the meetings and be was
the right, man in the right place, de
serving much credit for the success of
tho re-union. Between 2,000 and 3,000
veterans there were in attendance^
Greenville did herself credit when she
threw open her doors to these grand old
veterans who fought for one of the
grandest causes that history has over
recorded. The veterans were hand
somely fed on the college campus by
the wives and daughters of those vet
erans and everything done by those
Rood ladies that would make a man feel
that aftor all the reverses of life there
was something to live for after all.
The feature of the re-union was tho
address of Col. R. E. Lee, of Virginia,
grandson of "Morse Robert," and then
the magnificent orations of Miss Lump
kins and Rev. Copeland, of Georgia,
each doing himself credit much more
than my pen is able to do. Things went
otF finely and everybody was happy.
Laurens will speak for herself. Will
only be too glad to take care of the old
vets when thetlmoaffords itself, ('ids.
Crews, Traynham, Wharton and Sheriff
I haket t and many others seemed to lie
in the lead to give the hoys a grand
time and especially Sberilf Duckett,
who was very often called on to help
with the grandest songs of this great
land. Mr. Editor, I do hope that some
one will write up tho occasion that can
Rive it justice? and a more detailed ac
count. May those old vets seo many a
day to come.
Mit. W. M. M'MILLAN
MAYOR OF CLINTON.
He Was Elected Friday, Together With
New Board of Councilmcn--Per.
Clinton, August 18.?Tho annual elec
tion for mayor and aldermen was held
last Friday morning with tho following
W. M. McMillan, mayor; Messrs. J.
H. Young, It. L. Bailey, Bob Bryson,
P. S. Jeans, R. P. Adair, H. L. Todd,
Dr. and Mrs. P. G. Ellisor, of New
berry, spent a few days with friends
and relatives last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Langston, of Darling
ton, visited relatives here last week.
Dr. Albright and family, of Laurens,
are visiting his sister, Mrs. Hale Shands.
Mr. Tom Vance, of Darlington, vis
ited his friends here last week.
Mr. F. P. Henry, of Laurens, spent
a few days in Clinton last week.
Mr. L. G. Benjamin and family, of
Darlington, arc visiting relatives near
Miss Ola Blakeley, of Darlington, is
visiting her parents near here.
Mr. and Mrs. Gay, of Georgia, are
visiting friends here.
Messrs. J. H. Bell and J. I). Smith,
of Renno, spent, last week in Clinton.
Mr. J. II. Young spent a few days
with his brother, Mr. N. A. Young, in
Columbia last week.
Messrs. J. r. Copeland, Parks Adair,
Joe Little and Will Addy spent a few
days at Stomp Springs last week.
Mr. Munson Buford, of New berry,
visited relatives here last week.
Miss Mary Johnson is visiting friends
Mr. Henry Duckett is visiting friends
Mr. R. H. Farr, of Monroe, N. C..
have returned home after a short visit
to his brother, Mr. W. B. Farr.
Mrs. McKnight has returned to her
home in Charlotte after a visit to her
father, Mr. Frank Copeland.
Miss Nannie Love Copeland lias re
turned home after a visit in Ninety-Six.
Mr. r. b. Vance-has goiw North to
buy a stock of goods. lie has sold out
his line of groceries and will open up a
dry goods store soon.
Mr. Torn Milam, of Jacksonville,
Fla., is spending his vacation here with
Mh Floyd Dillard is at home on vaca
Mr. Clyde Hipp is working in the S.
A. L. depot while Mr. Carter is spend
ing a few weeks with his parents in
Miss Kate Austin is visiting Miss
Mr. Hugh Leaman is visiting his par
ents in Cross Hill.
Mr. Larry Dillard is spending a few
days up near Asheville, N. C.
Miss Alice Watts has returned after
a few days in Mountville.
Misses Ruth and Ethel Davidson have
returned from Renno, where they have
been visiting lricnds.
Misses Mary and Gertrude Chandler
are visiting friends in Coronaca.
Mrs. J, W. Young is visiting relatives
in Newberry this week.
Mr. and Mrs. States Jacob? and chil
dren, of Houston, Texas, are visiting
relatives here this week.
Dots from Knbuu.
Rabun, August 17. The Rabun Sun
beam Society will give an entertain
ment at Rabun Creek church Thursday
beforo tho fifth Sunday in August
Quite an interesting program has been
arranged. Addresses will be made by
Rev. F.. C. Watson and Rev. Charllon
Todd. Mr. Todd is a missionary to
China and will no doubt make an inter
esting talk on tho conditions there.
The entertainment will begin promptly
at 2 o'clock p. in. The public is cor
dially invited to be present.
Mr. Archie Owen.':, Purman and Clar
ence Hollams visited Greenville during
tho old soldiers' re-union.
Miss Ora Coloman has been elected
teacher of the Rabun school for the
Quite a crowd went, from here to the
W. 0, W. picnic, at Friendship last Fri
Deaths at Mt. Olive.
Mt. Olive, Aug. 17. The dry woathor
is cutting tho cotton crop very short, in
J. B., the oight-months-old son of
Mr. and Mrs. J, F. Knight, died on the
morning of the 13th inst. and was
buried at the Mt. Olive cemetery Fri
Mr. John H. Crawford, of this sec
tion, died Friday morning after a short
illness. The remains were laid to rest
in the Mt. Olive cemetery on Saturday.
He leaves a widow and several children
to mourn his death.
The meeting at Mt. Olive closed last
Monday night. There was great inter
est manifested on the part of some,
there being 10 additions to the church.
WILL CLOSE HERE.
The State campaign party will be in
Laurens Saturday, August 22, for their
final campaign meeting. The cam
paigners will probably come to Laurens
Friday afternoon from Greenville and
and the meeting will be held Saturday
morning at tho park. County Chair
man Cooper will preside.
TRAGIC DEATH OF
DR. B. F. GODFREY
Victim ol Frightful Run
HE LIVED 28 HOURS.
Becoming Frightened at Train the Doc*
tor's Horse Ran Away and Crashed
into the Bridge Railing.
In a disastrous runaway accident in
this city last Thursday afternoon Dr.
Benet Franklin Godfrey, one of the
county's most popular young men and
successful physicians, was fatally in
jured, his death ensuing twenty-eight
hours later; his horse so badly hurt that
he bad to be killed, and bis buggy com
pletely demolished. The accident oc
curred about 2 o'clock as Dr. Godfrey
was driving into the city by way of the
Laurens oill mill. In crossing the rail
way track just ahead of passenger
train No. 2 from Spartanburg, the doc
tor's horse evidently became frightened
at the moving train so close behind and
dashed wildly down the declining road
toward North Harper street river
bridge. So great was the speed that
when the turn of the road at the north
end of Little river bridge was reached
horse, buggy and driver crashed into
the railing of the bridge, and tearing it
away, fell nearly twenty feet into the
stream below, the horse falling on Dr.
Godfrey and the buggy being complete
ly demolished. The horse's hind leg
was broken and the animal had to be
killed. Dr. Godfrey was rendered un
conscious and b'.U for tho timely as
sistance of a negro who was landing
nearby when the accident occurred, be
would have been drowned, for bis bead
was in water when the colored man
As quickly as possible the doctor was
removed to the home of Mr. Prank
Martin, who resides nearby, where he
received immediate medical aid, all of
tho physicians of the city going to the
sceno post haste. It was found that
Dr. Godfrey's left leg had been broken
a little above the knee, one rib fractur
ed and otherwise seriously injured in
ternally. Mrs. Godfrey was notified of
tho horrible accident and she came at
once, bringing with her Miss Lillie
11 airs ton, a trained nurse, who happen
ed to be at her father's on a visit, and
everything possible; was done to make
her husband comfortable. At no time,
however, did be rally sufficiently to
warrant an operation, remaining in a
semi-conscious condition until the
ond, which came just before (5 o'clock
Friday afternoon, or 2S hours after the
accident, internal hemorrhage causing
his death. Following the disaster hun
dreds of friends and relatives visited
the Martin home Thursday evening and
Friday, all offering assistance and giv-"
ing expression of deep and genuine re
gret over the unfortunate occurrence.
On Saturday morning at 11 o'clock
the funeral and burial services, con
ducted by Rev. ('. VV. Salter, Dr. God
frey's pastor, assisted by Rev. W D.
1 lammett, a former pastor, and the
Masons of Laurens, was held at Rocky
Springs (Presbyterian) church a few
miles east of Laurons and near the lato
home of the de. eased. Tho attendance
is said to have been the largest seen at.
this church on a similar occasion in a
number of years.
The active pall bearers were: Messrs.
A. W. Teague, ('. M Miller,C. M.Babb,
B. B, Blakcly, J. A. Simmons, John M.
Cannon and J. K. Gallegly.
lionet. Franklin Godfrey was the
youngest son of Mr. and James W.
Godfrey and was born thirty-live years
ago near Kkom, this county. His father
died more than twenty years ago. Af
ter attending the schools around home,
and spending a year or so in the Honea
Path High school, he studied mcdiciuu
at the Chattanooga Medical college;,
graduating from that institution ten or
t wolve years ago, After practicing at
Madden fe>r a time with Dr. J. Bon
Jones, Dr. Godfroy located near Rocky
Springs, about six mile>s east of Laii
rens, where ho built up anel continued
a tine practice. He married Miss Bessie
Cunningham, only daughter e>f Mr. J.
S. Cunningham, who together with live
children are bereft e>f husband and
father, lie' Is also survived by his aged
mother, a siste'r, Mrs. A. B. Culbcrtson
anel twe> brothors, Messrs. J. Wallace
anel Young A. Godfrey, alle>f the ESkom
section. In addition be hael an exten
sive anel prominent connection through
enit the county.
As has been stated, Dr. Godfrey en
joyed wiele> popularity, anel he? was a
useful, patriotic citizen, He was a
member of Bollview (Baptist) church,
a Mason e>f high degree, being a Knight
Templar, anel held membership in other
frate rnal orders. Including the Wooel
nien of the- Wendel, Junior Dreier United
American Mechanics, Reel Men nnel also
tlu> Farmers' Union anel the Laurens
County Medical Association.